With our current staff of highly experienced research and evaluation professionals from diverse backgrounds and interests, we support community-driven, participatory evaluations that can lead to real change. Rainbow Research staff conduct evaluation and research that addresses inequality, poverty, underrepresentation, advocacy, community development, discrimination, and disparities related to health, human services, education, and the built and physical environments. Our approach emphasizes social justice and co-creating knowledge with individuals most impacted by the issues being explored.
The field of evaluation acknowledges the critical need to diversify the professional evaluation workforce. Rainbow Research has a modest program to support this goal that we would like to grow! We currently host summer high school interns and have one position for a college-level intern. Through this, we have refined our training and mentoring processes and are prepared to increase our program once funding is secured. Your support would provide the opportunity for a young person of color to explore new professional opportunities.